Angiosperm Phylogeny

Angiosperm Phylogeny
Description, classification, phylogeny, and geographic distribution of flowering plant families.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBio 430 or equivalent.
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining BIO 512
Course Outcomes

Relationships Among Plants

Students will be able to discuss the primary pattern of relationships among flowering plants as supported by contemporary research.


Students will demonstrate proficiency in tree-thinking and the application of phylogenetic terminology in discussing angiosperm relationships.

Knowledge of Diversity

Students will demonstrate knowledge of world-wide flowering plant diversity, including examples of model organisms, convergence, and evolutionary novelties.


Students will be able to discuss contemporary research in flowering plant diversity, including outstanding problems where additional research is needed.